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    Five Must See Places in the Dominican Republic

      The beautiful natural landscape of the Dominican Republic is a magnificent tapestry reflecting the indelible marks left by European, African and native Taino cultures. Visitors can experience the country’s unique customs and traditions as they enjoy these top five holiday destinations. Dominican Republic holidays combine a rich history, beautiful weather and great night life, making this destination a trip of a lifetime and a great escape from the cold weather blues.   Santo Domingo The capital of Santo Domingo is a bustling, cosmopolitan city. Once the seat of Spain’s colonial empire, the Zona Colonial is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is a dazzling milieu of historical cathedrals, castles…

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    Things to Do in Meteora, Greece

      Meaning “suspended in the air” the astonishing Byzantine monasteries of Meteora indeed seem to float near the heavens. Perched atop towering natural sandstone rock pillars, these red-roofed Eastern Orthodox monasteries overshadow the north-western edge of the Plain of Thessaly in northern Greece. Most travel agents such as Virgin Holidays, First Choice offer deals to Greece. All of them allow you fly from Gatwick Airport. For the smoothest start and end to your holiday, take a look at official car parking at Gatwick. Discover the Fascination History of The Meteora Thought to date back some 60 million years, these prehistoric pinnacles were first inhabited in the 9th century when a…

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    Things You Shouldn’t Wear Flying – Part 2

    I noticed that as I started writing the first one that I had WAAAY too much to say for just one post, so I divided it into two! More than likely this will follow with a third and possibly a fourth because…. uhh.. I’m observant? Maybe I’m not the best person to give an open forum like a blog to:p Anyone who has flown before knows that there are two distinct parts of the flying experience: 1. Waiting to get on the plane 2. Waiting to arrive In that time you want to be comfortable because it will likely take a while, but not so comfortable that people judge you……

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    Is There a Benefit to Having Internet Access in Your Hotel Room?

    It’s hard to imagine what travel was like before the internet. From the planning and research stages to the booking of accommodations and flights, the internet has drastically altered the travel industry and made it a much more personal experience than it previously was. Where before you would have to book everything in advance with a third party, like a travel agent, you can do it from the comfort of your own home in a secure and reliable setting. Even when you’re actually on your vacation, having access to the internet makes the whole experience much easier and more comfortable, taking much of the stress out of travel that was…

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    A Closer Look at a Different Side of Greece

    While it may not seem the best time to go on a holiday in Greece, the country always has something to offer, regardless of economic crisis. My first experience with a Greek holiday was only relatively recent, and I am glad I finally decided to go. It isn’t known as the cradle of the Mediterranean for nothing, as the richness in culture and history, and the hot weather, makes it all worthwhile. Being able to choose from Greece’s 1,400 islands  seems an arduous task, so I asked for the help of a friend who had already been. “Go to Thassos first, it’s beautiful” he told me, and I took the advice. Cheap…

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    Top Serene Sites in Burma

    Burma may be a destination famous for its spectacular temples and stupas, but I’m here to tell you that its landscapes are equally exciting. For me, there are some places that really stand out for their scenery and serene atmosphere – and, because they offer something quite different to a lot of destinations closer to home, I think it’s well worth making sure at least one of them is on your itinerary. Of course, that begs the question of exactly just where you should go. I’ve put together a brief list of some of the country’s most tranquil spots, which will hopefully give you some insight. 1) Inle Lake I’ll…

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    Discover the Old and the New of the Wild West – Touring the USA

    When people think of holidays to the US they tend to think of sun-drenched beaches, bustling cities or parks with large-eared giant mice roaming around them. There is, however, a growing trend in those taking US touring holidays. Using their break to see more than just one thing, and getting to see multiple parts of this vast country. Of these tours, the bright lights and the natural wonders of the Wild West has to be one of the best. Las Vegas is not only the most exhilarating city in the US, it also serves as an ideal launchpad for touring the world-famous landmarks and spectacles that are scattered throughout the…

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    Top European City Break Destinations

    Thinking of taking a city break in Europe? Good choice – the continent is home to loads of fantastic cities that are well worth exploring. Below, you’ll find the three that either top my to-visit list or have already earned a special place in my heart. Barcelona Barcelona is easily one of my all-time favourite holiday destinations. It’s got everything you could possibly want: mind-blowing architecture, incredible food, gorgeous gardens, great beaches, amazing nightlife… What more could you ask for? I spent a week here a few years ago and I’m itching to go back. If you’re heading there soon, don’t miss out on these staples: • Sagrada Familia: The famous cathedral…

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    Why Can’t Christmas be in February?

      Every year Christmas comes and goes and I always say the same thing – why does it have to be in December? Whose bright idea was it to put the end of the calendar year and the most demanding social holiday within a week of each other? I should get that guy’s (or girl’s – we can’t be sexist!) number and give him/her a piece of my mind for really messing it up when it came to spacing out important events.   How are you supposed to cram everything in you want to in such a short period of time? Seeing everyone and buying everything to the point of…

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    Places to see in South America

    The grand continent of South America is packed full of deserts, mountains, beaches, jungles, wetlands, untouched civilisations. Some of the world’s most amazing cities are here, and many of the world’s natural wonders. It’s a hopping off point to the barren South Pole and far removed culturally from the United States. It’s been home to bloodthirsty Mayans and cocaine drug lords. The exotic mix of ancient heritage and Spanish and Portuguese influence make South America a unique place that’s just screaming out to be visited. Here’s a few of the very best places to visit… Rio de Janeiro Easily one of the most visually stunning cities in the world, Rio…